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Congregation Magen David of Manhattan

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Welcome to Congregation Magen David of Manhattan

Or CMDM, as our friends call us.

CMDM is a Sephardic synagogue which serves Jews of diverse origins and age groups living in downtown Manhattan by offering 3-times daily minyanim in the Sephardic liturgical and ritual custom; daily classes in Torah, Jewish law, history, and philosophy; and regular opportunities for intellectual nourishment, social gathering, and acts of hesed. 










CMDM emphasizes unity (ahdut), and welcomes Jews of all backgrounds to join our services and become an active part of our growing community. The centrality of our location, nestled on a quiet block between the historic Greenwich Village and world-famous Soho, attracts thousands of diverse Jews from around the world seeking a warm and inviting religious environment. 

We offer a place of sanctuary and gathering where prayer and friendship are cherished. Our proximity to many of the nation’s leading universities allows us unprecedented access to a young and enlightened student and faculty population that is increasingly seeking a vibrant Jewish communal life, coupled with Torah observance in the classical Sephardic tradition.

The scholarship that we offer at CMDM encourages broad thinking, and addresses the lasting contributions of Rabbis and scholars. At CMDM we are dedicated to the promotion of positive Jewish values which define our mission of inclusion, kindness, integrity, and scholarship.


Membership Rates:
Tier 1 - $101 recommended for students or individual seniors on a fixed income. 
Tier 2 - $301 recommended for an individual. 
Tier 3 - $601 recommended for a family of two or more people.
Tier 4 - $1001 a special "Angel Membership" which includes membership for a full family and helps the synagogue even more.
*If you have a financial concern or would like to arrange a monthly payment plan, please email

You can register for membership by clicking here or by sending a check to 177 Sullivan Street New York, NY 10012 made payable to Cong. Magen David of Manhattan. 

Security Assessment:
With the expansion of our programming including weeknight activities, classes, Shabbat and Children's programming and more, the need for increased security and the associated costs have become an increasingly important part of our annual budget. In order to fund security needs, as well as improved security infrastructure, the Board of Directors is expecting to rely on our members to help with these costs, as a separate 'security assessment charge' in addition to regular membership dues.

Our Location

Mon, 5 October 2015 22 Tishrei 5776